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Mergers & Acquisitions
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
3D Systems Set to Acquire Geomagic


Latest Mergers & Acquisitions News
RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies. (November 10, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015. (July 30, 2014)

Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
Advantech and Hiwin Technologies have formed a strategic alliance for robot manufacturing, adding that they plan to build a robotics ecosystem to help system integrators or robotic arm producers target different applications in China. (July 28, 2014)

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force. (April 14, 2014)

On the Hunt for Assets, Aesynt Grabs Up Health Robotics
Aesynt announces acquisition of Health Robotics (April 03, 2014)

Globus Medical Acquires Excelsius Surgical
Globus Medical, Inc. has acquired Excelsius Surgical, which is developing a robotic surgical aid. (February 06, 2014)

Is This a Robotics Play? Google Buys Again for $400M!
Google:And then there were none… (January 26, 2014)

KUKA Takes 51% of Reis Robotics with Option for 100%
What a month of December for KUKA! (December 18, 2013)

Yum, Google Gobbles Up yet Another
Eight companies gobbled up in eight months is not the kind of thing decided on by scribbles on a restaurant napkin. (December 15, 2013)

FANUC Merger Consolidates American Companies
The robotics, automation and CNC supplier has created a new company, FANUC America Corp. (December 10, 2013)

PaR Systems Acquires Elements of CAMotion Inc.
PaR Systems Acquires Elements of CAMotion Inc. (December 06, 2013)

Inside Google’s Latest Series of Acquisitions
Google acquires at least 7 companies in a big bet to capitalize on robotics. (December 06, 2013)

And Now for Something Completely Different: GoogleBots!
Google, Rubin and their band of seven may rewrite what it means to be a robot. (December 06, 2013)



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